CAPALBIO DOC dates from 1999 and is located within the hilly and foothill area of ​​the southern area of ​​the province of Grosseto in south-west Tuscany, Italy.

TERROIR | The zone includes part of the administrative territories of the municipalities of Capalbio, Manciano, Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello.

TERROIRThe territory is made up of low and medium-height hills with a medium and high slope, whose soils, relative to their geological origin, are characterized by predominantly calcareous, anhydritic and chalky formations, whose average altitude is 128 metres a.s.l. with an 11% gradient. (Anhydrite is an evaporite mineral that occurs in extensive layered deposits in sedimentary basins where large volumes of sea water have been evaporated. It is typically interbedded with halite, gypsum, and limestone in accumulations that can be up to hundreds of feet thick.) To the south of Capalbio, terraces and low-lying, slightly sloping terraces can be found, on mixed alluvial deposits and sandy marine sediments, whose average altitude is 97 metres above sea level, with a slope of 2%.

CLIMATE | Mediterranean, with mild temperatures and disordered precipitations, sometimes even of high intensity, concentrated especially in the autumn-winter months (maximum rainfall located between the end of October and the first days of December, with the month of November characterized by the highest values), while in the period between January and April the rain is distributed a little more evenly with comparable values, which gradually decrease from the third decade of April, until reaching an absolute minimum between the first and third decade of July, so much so that we can speak of a dryness usually prolonged in the spring and often accentuated in the summer months. The average temperature fluctuates around 15.2 ° C and annual rainfall around 690 mm; the Huglin index stands at between 2,300 and 2,500 units. Summers are mostly dry and dry conditions are accentuated by winds that blow frequently, especially from the third to the fourth quadrant; in particular, in spring the winds of Scirocco and Libeccio (in areas closer to the sea rather full of salt) blow, while in summer the Mistral blows which, although it comes from the sea, is dry, effectively regulating the temperature.

PWINE PRODUCTION | 2018 28,850 kg of grapes produced 20,100 thousand litres of wine.

WINES

Capalbio Bianco DOC is made from 50-100% Trebbiano Toscano Sangiovese and 0-50% white grapes authorised in Tuscany with the exclusion of Moscato Bianco.

Capalbio Vermentino DOC is made from 85-100% Vermentino and 0-15% white grapes authorised in Tuscany with the exclusion of Moscato Bianco.

Capalbio Rosato DOC is made from 50-100% Sangiovese and 0-50% red grapes authorised in Tuscany with the exclusion of Aleatico.

 Capalbio Rosso DOC is made from 50-100% Sangiovese and 0-50% red grapes authorised in Tuscany with the exclusion of Aleatico.

Capalbio Rosso Riserva DOC is made from 50-100% Sangiovese and 0-50% red grapes authorised in Tuscany with the exclusion of Aleatico.

Capalbio Vin Santo DOC is made from 50-100% Trebbiano Toscano Sangiovese and 0-50% white grapes authorised in Tuscany with the exclusion of Moscato Bianco.

WINERIES

NO CERTIFICATION | Fattoria La Parrina.